blurry photo due to tears of joy in my eyes
I found my store soul sister. That is, if I owned a store I would want it to be just like hers. Who is she? Aunt Hattie (a.k.a. Donna) of Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium. She's got the most awesome taste. How do I know? Because it's just like mine. We're talking primo gold standard. My folks and I chanced upon her store as we were strolling down the main street of LeClaire, Iowa.
You know how Tom Cruise had Renee Zellwegger at "hello"? Well Aunt Hattie had me at "TARDIS." Look who greeted me as soon as I entered her store:
Even her mannequins are groovy.
Don't judge me. I've already admitted I'm a geek
, and Aunt Hattie has other things we can all appreciate. I mean, what person doesn't want bandaids that look like bacon strips or straws that make you look like you have a mustache? (Please notice how the Stache Straw looks like its about to go up the person's nose instead of their mouth. Hmm...)
And who hasn't had a conversation with a person hat just wouldn't stop talking? Aunt Hattie has a cure for that.
The yellow writing is mine. Just trying my best to keep things PG. And failing at it.
She's got more cool stuff too, like emergency underpants in a teeny weeny tin and hilarious magnets. I even spotted a James T. Kirk cookie jar. How's that for pure awesomeness?
Yes, there are other, not so silly but cool things like glam necklaces and a kickin' display of Marilyn Monroe merch. But I'll stop now. I'm not getting paid to promote her store and gushing too much might make me look like a stalker.
So what about you? Got a favorite so-silly-it's-awesome item that's close to your heart? I'd love to hear about it. In life, it's the little things that keep us smiling. :)
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